Peter Semmelhack, founder and CEO of Bug Labs

Peter Semmelhack is the founder and CEO of Bug Labs, developer of an award-winning open source consumer electronics and web services platform.

Bug Labs was recently featured in MoMA’s “Talk to Me” exhibit.

Peter authored Social Machines which was published by Wiley & Sons in April 2013.

As a founding member of the rapidly growing open source hardware movement, he is a frequent speaker at events around the world.

He is also the founder, Board member and former CEO of Antenna Software, one of the country’s largest mobile enterprise software companies.

His work has been covered and discussed by the international media including the New York Times, the Economist, the Hindu, Fortune, CNN, Nikkei Business and Forbes.

Peter holds a BA in economics from Brown University ’87.

IoT Tools and Solutions

Kicking off 2018 with freeboard updates

Big changes are coming to freeboard. We are happy to introduce our newest updates to the freeboard platform:

  • Shared with me
  • Dual Pane support
  • New Google Map options

All users now have a new dashboard view called “Shared With Me”.  

This page shows you the public and private dashboards that are shared with you. You can also see who shared the board with you, as well as click directly on the dashboard link.  This was our most requested update for our small business customers.

Next …

New MQTT freeboard datasource makes it easy

We love our community, and we especially love it when our community contributes something great. Take this new MQTT datasource, for example.

This MQTT datasource was built off the hard work of many different community members, and made simple by Ben Chodroff.  You may remember him from our favorite Aquarium dashboard.

Ben uses the IBM Watson IoT QuickStart tool to make it easy to get started.  No sign up or setup necessary.  Here is an example dashboard we built with the …

New freeboard map widget gives more color to your dashboard

Over the past few years, many customers have asked us how to change the map colors.  We are pleased to present a fun and innovative new solution.

Our standard color scheme works great with our dark background, but with our new Private Label features, you decide which look works best for you.  

Now, in addition to changing the background, you can use our new plugin to change your map entirely:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/078vdgp60727isg/google_map_customizable.js?raw=1

How to Use It:

New freeboard™ Private Label features now available!

Over the past several months, the top customer-requested feature has been the ability to easily “private label” freeboards.  So, in response, we are excited to announce new customization functions that will let you do just that!  Anyone can do it, even non-developers.  Here’s an example of one:

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Starting today, all customers who purchase a plan will be able to add a header image (e.g. logo, banner, etc.), and customize the colors of the background and …

New widgets for your Heart

Recently, Bug Labs teamed with a smartphone app maker who is trying to help raise awareness for Atrial Fibrilation, or afib.  The app uses the camera on a smartphone to record your heartbeat, then saves all data anonymously to aggregate later.

Our partner collected the data, and asked us to visualize it.  In order to do the data justice, we needed a few new widgets, namely, pie and bar charts. In the end, we came up with a very cool look:

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Along with the new pie and bar chart widgets, we …

New dweetPro Historical widget now live!

Bug Labs is proud to release our newest addition to dweetPro and freeboard, Historical Charts!

Our latest charting library works with stored dweetPro data, which can only be accessed using your dweetPro account credentials.

The following tutorial will walk through setup and usage of the History Widget.

Step 1:

Connect your dweetPro account:

  • Add a new datasource
  • Select Dweet V2 Storage
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Fill out datasource details: 

  • Give your datasource a name
  • Add the thing-name of the dweetPro device …
Renesas taps Bug Labs to launch the IoT Sandbox

Renesas Electronics America Inc. has partnered with Bug Labs, Inc. to expand the Renesas IoT Sandbox.  

The goal of this collaboration is to reduce the complexity and shorten the time-to-market for Internet of Things (IoT) designs.  The Sandbox is useful for small to large-sized companies developing IoT solutions. 

To illustrate the power of our solution, Bug Labs used the Renesas IoT Sandbox to create a Cold Chain dashboard example, which users can clone and modify as …

Geoweb Summit #9

Thursday, May 28, 2015, Brooklyn


3.00 pm - Doors open


4.00 - 4.50 pm - Panel 1

Internet of Things 

Peter Semmelhack is the founder and CEO of Bug Labs, developer of an award-winning open source consumer electronics and web services platform.

Jory Schwach founded Mesh in 2013 to expand the boundaries of embedded chip functionality and development capabilities in the growing Internet of Things market place.

Dave Almeida is a Geospatial Software Engineer and founder of Trans Tech Solutions, a consultancy that develops software and systems solutions in conjunction with corporate clients and NGOs.

Chris Rezendes is the President of INEX Advisors, helping clients to define and select growth and investment opportunities in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M).

Moderator

Shivendra S. Panwar is Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

4.50 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2

Data visualization

Leonardo Bonanni is founder and CEO of Sourcemap, the supply chain mapping company.

Somnath Ray is the co-founder and CEO of Timescape, the online geotemporal storytelling platform.

Raj Singh is a developer advocate for IBM Cloud Data Services, a polyglot DBaaS suite of NoSQL, data warehouse and analytics offerings delivered on IBM Bluemix.

Moderator

Shannon Holloway is a UX Design Consultant.

5.40 - 6.00 pm - Break

Drinks, demos + networking


6.00 - 6.40 pm - Keynote

Mike Schneider is VP of Marketing at Skyhook, the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence.


6.40 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3

Geoweb development

Javier de la Torre is the CEO of CartoDB, a global startup democratizing data analysis and visualization on maps.

Joshua Rich is founder and CEO of Bullseye Locations, a cloud-based location CMS and digital marketing platform.

Tristian Lacroix is the Managing Partner at IndoorLBS, an advisory firm for mobile services and in-store technology - mobile payments, beacon proximity services, in-store digital.

Moderator

Tyler Woods is a contributing reporter for Technical.ly Brooklyn covering startup and tech news.

7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Digital out-of-home

Christina Radigan is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Omnicom's Out-of-Home (OOH) buying group.

Joshua M. Kruter is Senior Vice President Digital Product at Clear Channel, the world's largest out-of-home advertising business.

Tristan Louis is the Chief Marketing Officer for Thinaire, a leader in monetizing the Internet of Things with its award-winning proximity marketing platform.

Mossab Basir is the co-founder of Via Informatics, that crowd-sources data from cellular, social media and sensor networks to deliver location scores and analytics for any location.

Moderator

Michelle Shildkret is a digital strategist and trend forecaster.

8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues

Drinks, demos + networking


Hosted by Shannon Holloway and Michelle Shildkret 

Shannon Holloway is a UX Design Consultant.

Michelle Shildkret is a digital strategist and trend forecaster.

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Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Skyhook
Lokadot
Canaan Partners
Objectgraph
Accel Partners
Cloudline
Socialight
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
Lokadot
Rosetta
Vrinda
LTU technologies
CityPockets
TangentVector
Chart Venture Partners
LavaMap
HopStop
Maponics
Imano
Lumatic
Romer + Associates
PlaceIQ
AdMonsters
GeoIQ
Galigeo Inc
Sonar
ff Venture Partners
BiteHunter
K2 Labs
Geostellar
Vizzuality
Betaworks
Broadcastr
SonicNotify
Nokia
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Esri
R/GA
LocalResponse
Foxfire Investments
OgilvyOne
RGHTCRWD
Founder Institute
LocaModa
Megamorphosis Design
GroupArgent
Xtify
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
NYC DoITT
Humble.tv
SPM IBI
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
Densebrain
Circus
StoreFinders
Phone.com
CBS Local
Chart Venture
WellApps
Sense Networks
Soversa
Goodzer
WebMD
360i
Affect Strategies
New York Times
@radical.media
American Express
Sailthru
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Goby
Magnet Media
The Knot
Apple
Metamorphic Ventures
Crowdbeacon
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
8Coupons
Hotlist
Socialight
Placecast
SCVNGR
Deep Focus
MobileBehavior
Baristanet
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
NearVerse
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PHD Media
Hyperpublic
Business Insider
SimpleGeo
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Starcom Mediavest Group
Retailigence
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JiWire
Taap.it
Ogmento
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Morgan Stanley
PSFK
ADstruc
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Telcordia
YellowBrck

Pricing and refund policy

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There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

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